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Hulu, with CycleHop -Â Breeze is run by CycleHop, a technological innovator with the first fleets of smart-bike bike-share.Â Santa Monica based entertainment company Hulu stepped forward to sponsorÂ Santa Monicaâ€™s 500-bike Breeze bike-share system, the first large
scale public bike-share in Los Angeles County.Â Hulu promisedÂ an annual commitment ofÂ $675,000 for at least five years.
Francie Stefan, City of Santa Monicaâ€™s strategic planning and transportation manager, Francie Stefan, has been one of the major motivating forces behind the cityâ€™s vision for truly shared streets. Stefan has had a guiding hand in numerous Santa Monica livability projects. Most visible this year was theÂ premiere of Breeze, Santa Monicaâ€™s 500-bike bike-share system. Stefan also shepherdedÂ Santa Monicaâ€™s new Pedestrian Plan,Â promoted other shared mobility, and much more.
Honorable Mention to Santa Monica City ManagerÂ Rick Cole who bringsÂ a long track record of no-nonsenseÂ good-government innovation, with a eye toward curbing car transportation budgets and fostering walkability.
Richard Bloom – Â represents Santa Monica and Westside cities in the state assembly; he is a former Santa Monica City Councilmember and Mayor. He has been supportive of expanded transportation options, including rail, walking, and biking. Bloom played aÂ vocal role in getting L.A. Countyâ€™s first bike-share system implementedÂ throughout Santa Monica, including sticking up for the future expansion of the Westside system in the face ofÂ Metro resistance. Bloom also introducedÂ successful legislation that allows ticketed cyclists to go to traffic school-like diversion programs.
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